Poll: Support for One-State Solution Growing

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by Mitchell Plitnick A poll conducted in September and October shows a growing acceptance by the American public of a single, democratic state for all Israelis and Palestinians. This position is considered anathema in much of the United States and… Continue Reading  

Double Standards Key to Attacks on Marc Lamont Hill

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by Mitchell Plitnick On Wednesday, Marc Lamont Hill, a professor of cultural studies at Temple University and commentator at CNN, addressed the United Nations as a representative of civil society on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.… Continue Reading  

U.S. Opinion on Israel Doesn’t Match the Politics

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by Mitchell Plitnick The new report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on U.S. public opinion toward the Israel-Palestine conflict rings a familiar tone. It tells us that Americans support a two-state solution, see Israel as an important U.S.… Continue Reading  

A Progressive Response to Saudi Crimes Begins, Not Ends, with Yemen

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by Mitchell Plitnick Donald Trump’s statements and actions are so blatantly awful, so thoroughly misguided and immoral, that he gets blasted from a spectrum of political commentators, from the far left all the way to Lindsey Graham (R-SC). But through… Continue Reading  

Nine Thoughts on the Latest Gaza Flare-Up

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by Mitchell Plitnick Now that the latest flare-up of fighting between Israel and Gaza has subsided, at least for the moment, here are nine thoughts on the clash, the outcomes, and the implications.